It’s true a baby who weighs just 10 pounds can cause havoc in the lives of 2 full-grown adults. They are small, delicate and fragile and it’s a constant worry to keep them safe from any danger lurking even in the most harmless nooks and cranny of the house. Do not sweat as we would help you guide you through how to keep your new born safe no matter what.
1 Cranial asymmetry in babies
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Among warning signs for parents, many new moms get crazy when they notice slight cranial asymmetry in their baby’s head. Most of the time it’s nothing to get worked up about and it’s just cosmetic defect. But if the shape is visibly distorted then it can be the case of future plagiocephaly and in rare cases it can lead to mental retardation because of wrong skull bones positioning.
In order to avoid this, keep changing the position of the head of the child when asleep and when awake hold them more at least for the first 6 months. You’ll notice the skull starts getting into its normal shape.
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One of the warning signs for parents is this condition is usually found in new born babies and confuses young moms. It is believed that this condition happens due to wrong positioning of the foetus in the womb or the usage of vacuum while delivery. It gives too much pressure on the sternocleidomastoid muscles which leads to hyperextension. It’s not difficult to notice the problem, because the baby prefers to turn his head only in one side always. Just put the baby on its belly and gently stimulate to turn their heads on the “other “side.
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Even if your baby loves sitting in this position medically its unhealthy for them. in the W Position the upper body is fixed, so it doesn’t rotate enough and doesn’t allow for any displacement of weight like turning right or left to get toys or books etc. its crucial for then to keep their balance while playing something active.
Among warning signs for parents, the W Position also causes joint displacement if the kid is weak. Especially with a child with history of joint dysplasia etc. if your child sits that’s way for some time and then changes his position by themselves it’s ok but if they are always preferring the position encourage them to sit differently after sometime.
4 Toe walking
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Initially when the kids start learning how to walk, they walk on their toes like ballet dancers but this should not continue for long. You should consult your doctor if your child is always on his toes as this kind of walking is idiopathic. Usually the physiological and neurological tests always shows positive results but it’s a reflection of some health issues.
5 Teeth grinding while sleeping
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In reality we still do not know medically why children and in some cases adults’ grinds teeth when asleep. Usually people attribute it to tape worms. Bruxism the scientific terminology for this condition happens due to 2 reasons physiological and anatomical.
The psychological causes are usually stress and anxiety like stressful day in the school of before a test or public speech etc. The anatomical reason is making the wrong bite, in either case the child needs to visit his dentist.
6 Lack of eye contact
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As warning signs for parents, it’s well known that lack of direct eye contact by the child to their peers or parents can mean autism. But it’s not necessary. Autism has many different symptoms. In order to give the correct diagnosis doctors, need to do a slew of tests. In classic autism there is speech slurring, difficulty in expressing needs, and in ability to point at any specific object. But even in these situations doctors instantly don’t diagnose a kid autistic because different kids have different speed of developments too.
7 Playing games on smartphones and tablets
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Here the problem lies not in the habit of playing videogames all the time but lying down or sitting uncomfortable for a long time while playing the games. Although these gadgets do not weight too much but if your child is lying down and playing with the devise right on top of their faces, there is a risk of dropping it on their face. And if the child is below 5 years then the damage can be serious as their bone density is not high and they can be damaged and bruised badly.
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Children put everything in their mouths and this is dangerous in the case they are playing with balloons. There is a risk that their teeth dig in and the balloon explodes inside the mouth and doctors say that in some cases the rubber pieces of the balloons go right inside the throat and block the breathing process which is dangerous.
9 Soft sheets, fluffy blankets, and soft toys for babies
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Among warning signs for parents, well what can possibly go wrong with such stuff right? A lot apparently, this stuff which is meant to make the bed cozy and beautiful have a high risk of causing suffocation. It had been proven in a very morbid study that soft pillows, cushions, blankets and soft walls of the cot increases the death of the child by 5 times. The baby is unable to remove the objects from their faces which inhibit their breathing. So, blankets and pillows are pretty dangerous. It’s much better to buy a sleeping bag to save the kid from cold.